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$600 billion in interest costs per year, that's what we're trying to prevent. my suggestion is we increase the debt ceiling in incremental amounts until we get president obama to get serious about reducing spending. >> so you will increase it. >> you will vote increase it in an incremental amount? >> there's a good construct in terms of giving you know, $1 of increase in the debt ceiling for every dollar in deficit reduction. that's what we have to start using the debt ceiling to impose the spending discipline on this administration. and president obama saying that we don't have a spending problem. we have a spending problem in this nation. we have a deficit spending problem. that's where we have to start getting it under control. this debate is not going away. >> we've heard all of the, bumper stickers, let me bring you balk to my example of february 15th. we have $52 billion in committed spending. there isn't a chest of money sitting around for all the extra stuff. i've got a list, interest, which is the one you're talking, about the biggest parks $30 billion. we're talking in n
. stand by. you're in "the situation room." next monday president obama will speak to the american people and to the world in his second inauguration speech. but after four very challenging years in office, what tone should the president strike this time around? joining us now, democratic strategist paul begala and david frum, a former white house speechwriter for george h.w. bush. also author of "why romney lost." doing very well. here's what the white house press secretary said today about the president's speech preparation. let me play the clip from jay carney. >> all i can tell you is the president in general when he works on a speech writes them long hand on a yellow pad and i've seen some yellow pads filled with writing of late around but i don't have any more details on the speech. >> both of you are former speechwriters. paul, you wrote this on the daily beast. president obama's task is much like the couple renewing their wedding vows after decades of tough but rewarding marriage. if the words are too ideal list, they will seem hollow or saccharine. if too shallow, why even bother
're about passing power peacefully, not violently. in my last year as a member of congress, i would say perhaps half of the members of congress had to live wearing bullet proof vests and have armed guards. >> really? >> during the aftermath of obama care, when there were, the president was being held in effigy, and these comments were blocking members of congress from being able to go and vote. you may recall that. and people like john lewis were being called epithets, racial epithets. this wasn't isolated. this was happening in our nation's capital and around the country. whether it is guns or the issue of mental health or anything that is a hot button issue, where we can't talk to one another, and that i think is the more disruptive, disturbing thing. i mean, i felt threatened when he was threatening you. and the fact that we're not thinking about one another in those ways. he was assaulting your human dignity. >> i mean, personally, i never felt threatened by him. what i felt was it was one of those interviews where you just want to let him talk. because getting inside the mind of a
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